McArthurGlen, Europe’s leading designer outlets group, announced that they has received approval for the expansion project of Ashford Designer Outlet, which is within walking distance of Ashford International rail station in Kent and just a 37 minute train ride from London. The company plans to open its new extension in 2018.
This second phase of construction will enable McArthurGlen to add 38 new luxury and premium brands to the existing 80 names- including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger -already trading in the famous tented shopping centre designed by Sir Richard Rogers.
An additional 500 jobs will be created to bring Ashford Designer Outlet’s total workforce to 1,500. In order to realise the new extension, 170 construction staff will also be employed.
McArthurGlen developed and manages Ashford Designer Outlet, which it originally opened in 2000.